Julia Louis-Dreyfus On Her 'Veep' Character Selina Meyer: Shes a 'Very Sh*tty President'

by Zach Seemayer 12:58 AM PDT, April 07, 2015
Playing Julia Louis-Dreyfus On Her 'Veep' Character Selina Meyer: Shes a 'Very Sh*tty President'

On the hit HBO series Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as Selina Meyer, the country's first female president. But just because she's made it to the top doesn't mean Selina has what it takes to be a good world leader.

The five-time Emmy winner spoke with ET at the season four premiere of Veep in New York City, and got her talking about what it's like to now be the Commander-in-chief ...on screen. 

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"[She is] a very, very sh*tty president!" Julia told ET's Cameron Mathison, adding that Selina would rank at the "bottom of the barrel" among all American presidents.

The former Seinfeld star also talked about the perfect timing of the show's story arc in relation to Hillary Clinton's possible upcoming presidential campaign.

"I think it's incredibly sychronistic, if in fact she does decide to run, that this is all happening at once," Julia, 54, explained. "So, I think it's good for our show. I'm not sure that we're good for her, though."

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Check out the interview for more from the Veep star on her role as president.

The new season of Veep premieres April 12 at 10:30 p.m. on HBO.

At the Screen Actors Guild Awards this past January, Julia spoke with ET again, and gave some useful advice for struggling actors: "Sleep around." Check out the video below to hear more tips from the celebrated star.